Vocabularies in SSH research practice: SSHOC launches a survey to discover and map them

SSHOC is organising a survey, reaching out to all researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), to discover which vocabularies are the most commonly used in SSH research practices, define a methodology to map them, and align as far as possible with the SSHOC Reference Ontology.

This research will result in an interesting and detailed analysis, to be released on December 31st 2020.

SSHOC Takes over @LIBEREurope Twitter account

Join SSHOC on 18 February for a Twitter takeover! You can learn more about the project and ask questions as we take over the account of project partner LIBER Europe.

Analysis of Heritage Artefacts Becomes Multidisciplinary

A new report from the SSHOC consortium documents the specifications for an online heritage artefact annotation service to be developed from the existing, reality-based, 3D Aïoli platform

SSHOC: Boosting User Reach and Relevance

A new report from the SSHOC consortium highlights important roles for the SSH community in engaging potential users of the products and services being developed within the project. 
Entitled “Challenges user communities face when attempting to contribute to SSHOC”, the report analyses and describes the key obstacles to discovery and productive use of the SSH resources - which will also be incorporated into the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Amongst the remedies given prominence in the report are awareness creation, training, and the implementation of standards.

Call for papers LR4SSHOC workshop at LREC2020

Organised by SSHOC and its partner CLARIN-ERIC, the Language Resources for the SSH Cloud workshop (LR4SSHOC) will be held in Marseille (France), as part of the 12th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2020).

SSHOC 2019 Overview

A comprehensive A-Z review of the key events, publications and milestones that marked our progress during the first year of the SSHOC project.

EOSC, ESFRI Cluster Projects, RDA: Connecting commonalities and collaborative solutions for community research data services

On 21 October, during the Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting in Helsinki, SSHOC invited representatives from EOSC, the ESFRI cluster projects, and the RDA Working and Interest Groups, to discuss mutual commonalities and opportunities for collaboration.  A cross-section of some 40 individuals attended the 4 hour workshop which was introduced by SSHOC Coordinator and EOSC Executive Board member Ron Dekker of CESSDA. The report on the proceedings from the meeting in Helsinki is out now.  

Using corpora for implementing validation: SSHOC masterclass on workflows that combine quantity and quality

At the CLARIN Annual Conference 2019 in Leipzig, SSHOC partners organised a masterclass for political and social scientists with an interest in using large text collections in their research. This event contributed to two major SSHOC objectives: developing relevant and applicable tools for specific user communities and empowering those communities to actively use such tools. The masterclass addressed the challenges that political and social scientists encounter when confronted with the need to validate their findings obtained with quantitative analysis of text corpora.

SSH Open Marketplace: System Specification

The SSHOC consortium has released the system specification for the SSH Open Marketplace. As the core of the SSHOC project, the marketplace will be a discovery portal where tools, services, training materials and datasets useful for SSH research communities will be pooled and harmonised to offer a high quality, contextualised answer at every step of the SSH research data life cycle. 

SSHOC Report on (meta) data interoperability problems: What research librarians need to know

The report, Mapping (meta)data Interoperability Problems, Building the SSHOC Interoperability Hub, is based both on desk research and individual interviews with representatives of four domains (social sciences, art and humanities, language science, heritage science) as well as with research infrastructures. 

It aims to inform the building of an Interoperability Hub for the SSH, consisting at least partly of a portal with usable conversion services or advice and links to those.

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